Teresa Giudice Defends Dinner With Divorce Lawyer

Plus, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals why it took so long to visit her husband in prison

By Zach Johnson Jan 11, 2018 1:55 PMTags
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Teresa Giudice cleared up some rumors about her marriage Wednesday night.

After the season finale of The Real Housewives of New Jersey aired on Bravo, Teresa and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga stopped by Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. At one point, Andy Cohen asked her why it took about "eight months" to see husband Joe Giudice in prison.

"I don't know if it was eight months," the reality star corrected him. "My mom got sick, so I didn't see him the whole time my mom was sick, those three months. I remember the one day I was going to see him, that's when my dad got sick, and then I had to turn around and go back. Then there was a chicken pox breakout there, in the prison, so we weren't allowed to go see him—that was like a whole month. Oh, and then they found contraband from other inmates!"

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Teresa said she obviously "missed" her husband, especially after their visit. "But, you know, I don't really enjoy going there," she said. "Even when I was [in prison], I was like, 'Don't come!'"

"I'm sure he'll probably be [watching the interview]," Teresa added. "Hi, honey! Love you!"

Later, Andy asked Teresa about her recent dinner with divorce attorney Loren La Forge-Kyriakoulis. "It was my friend!" she insisted. "It was my friend! And [Melissa] was there, too!"

Melissa, who happened to run into Teresa that night, said her Instagram caption was "stupid," and Teresa said she "had help" writing it. "I was helping her, just in case. If anybody's getting divorced, she's a great divorce attorney to call. Get it? I was helping her. Yes! Capisce? Capisce."

But, Andy countered, "You made it look like you were getting the advice."

"Then I changed the caption because everybody's like, 'Oh, you're getting a divorce?'" Teresa said, annoyed by the speculation. "It's like, c'mon. It's, like, everybody always thinks the worst!"

"Well, you're sitting at a thing with a divorce lawyer and you say, 'I'm getting great advice!'" Andy said. Teresa corrected him again, saying, "With my friend, getting good advice. What's the matter with two women sitting together and shooting the breeze, talking about growing up...?"

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